Hearts of Hope
We would like to thank everyone who supported the 2016 Hearts of Hope Art Auction & Cocktail Party!
Thank you for helping bring color, creativity and hope to our community's children.
Thank you for believing in the beauty of childhood, in exceptional pediatric health care, and thank you for believing in miracles!
Patrons of Hope
Anita and Scott Fossey
Reneé Gray and John Murphy
The Genecov Group, Inc.
Citizen's 1st Bank
Davis-Green Paint & Body Shop
Sharon and John Eiche
Mr. And Mrs. Robert Rose
Robin and Mike Rowan
Linda Rudd and Steve Hellmuth
South Tyler Dermatology
Penny K. Stephens
Karen and John Williams
Benefitting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and the Luis Sottil Foundation
Thanks to everyone who joined us for an inspiring evening of hope, celebrating the courage of children. The event, Hearts of Hope, benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and The Luis Sottil Foundation. Art enthusiasts, collectors and supporters of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals are invited to attend a live and silent auction showcasing the work of internationally renowned artist Luis Sottil and the Miracle Children artists who are participating in this first annual event.
“The purpose of Hearts of Hope is to uplift the spirits and bring healing and hope to children who have been affected by various forms of illness,” Sottil said. “It is a magical transformation when a child is given the opportunity to open up their heart and express their emotions through color.”
In April, Sottil invited four CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System Miracle Children to draw “the eyes and the smile of the person they want to be when they grow up” within a heart-shaped space. Hand-in-hand, Sottil and these inspirational children depicted their hopes and dreams of the future. Sottil returned to his studio with these Hearts of Hope to finish the pieces with imagery of the child’s favorite animal as a frame around the heart-shaped work. Meet the artists.
When a child who has overcome health challenges puts brush to canvas, hope for the future is conveyed so colorfully!